People named Daniel, as well as informal forms like "Dan" and "Danny", include: * Dan Andriano, bassist in American punk band Alkaline Trio * Dan Aykroyd, (born 1952), Canadian-American actor * Dan Beard (1850–1941), founder of the Sons of Daniel Boone * Dan Ben-Amotz (1924–89), Israeli writer, journalist, screenwriter, and actor * Daniel Berger (born 1993), American professional PGA Tour golfer * Daniel Brailovsky (born 1958), Argentine-born Israeli footballer and manager * Daniel Braverman (born 1993), American NFL football player * Dan Brown, American author, writer of The Da Vinci Code among others * Dan Butler (born 1954), American actor * Dan Carter, New Zealand professional Rugby
* Julian Barnes: Metroland (1981) * Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code (2003) * Agatha Christie: The Man in the Brown Suit (1924). The mystery begins with the death of a passenger at Hyde Park Corner station. * Tom Clancy: Patriot Games (1987; also 1992 film) * Christopher Fowler: Bryant and May off the Rails: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery (2011) * Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere (1997; also 1996 television series) * Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon: Mind the Gap: A Novel of the Hidden Cities (2008) * Lisa Goldstein: Dark Cities Underground (1999) * James Herbert: The Rats (1974; also 1982 film Deadly Eyes) * Tobias Hill: Underground (1999).
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* March 14 – Stephen King's novella Riding the Bullet is published in e-book format only, the world's first mass-market electronic book. * September 26 – English writer and politician Jeffrey Archer is charged with perjury and opens in the title role of his courtroom drama The Accused. * December 15 – In the landmark censorship case of Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v.
* "Tommyknockers" by Blind Guardian is about The Tommyknockers by Stephen King. * "Traveler in Time" by Blind Guardian is about Dune by Frank Herbert. * "A Trick of the Tail" by Genesis is based upon The Inheritors by William Golding. * "The Trooper" by Iron Maiden was inspired by "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Tennyson. * "Turn, Turn, Turn", by Pete Seeger, notably covered by The Byrds, takes its lyrics from chapter three of the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Holy Bible. * "The Veldt" by Deadmau5 was inspired by the 1950 short story of the same name by Ray Bradbury.
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The Da Vinci Code WebQuests (also called The Da Vinci Code Challenges) are a series of web-based puzzles related to the bestselling 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, as well as the 2006 film. There have been several web quests, none of which directly related to any other. Probably the most well known is the game run by Google, though it was ultimately met with much more public criticism than the other various games. The original Da Vinci Code web quest challenges were first made available via the website of the book's author, Dan Brown, as part of a promotional campaign, and both remain hosted on the publisher's website.
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* 2017 – The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry * 2015-2016 – (no award) * 2014 – The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton * 2013 – The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman * 2012 – Fifty Shades of Grey – EL James * 2011 – How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran * 2010 – One Day – David Nicholls * 2009 – The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale * 2008 – On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan (Jonathan Cape) * 2007 – The Dangerous Book for Boys – Con and Hal Iggulden (Harpercollins) * 2006 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – JK Rowling (Bloomsbury) * 2005 – The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (Corgi) * 2004 – Eats, Shoots & Leaves – Lynne Truss (Profile) * 2003 – Stupid White Men – Michael Moore
The Jesus Papers: Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History is a book by author Michael Baigent published in 2006. Providing his detailed history of Jesus' life and crucifixion; using papers that, according to the author, were covered up. The book documents the political context of Jesus' birth, and then goes on to examine the history of the migration of the family of Jesus, the chronicles of his teachings, and his death. The book was published on the same day that The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown became available as a paperback in the US.
Quoting from The Da Vinci Code: ''"Rosslyn Chapel's entrance was more modest than Langdon expected. The small wooden door had two iron hinges and a simple oak sign, Roslin. This ancient spelling, Langdon explained to Sophie, derived from the Rose Line meridian on which the chapel sat; or, as Grail academics preferred to believe, from the 'Line of the Rose' — the ancestral lineage of Mary Magdalene..."'' Quoting Mark Oxbrow and Ian Robertson from their book Rosslyn and the Grail: ''"Dan Brown simply invented the 'Rose Line' linking Rosslyn and Glastonbury. The name 'Roslin' definitely does not derive from any 'hallowed Rose Line'.
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The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 adventure puzzle video game developed by The Collective, Inc. and published by 2K Games for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows. The game was released on the same day the film of the same name opened in theatres and it is based on the 2003 novel by Dan Brown, not the film. As such, the characters in the game do not resemble nor sound like their filmic counterparts. The Da Vinci Code received mixed reviews across all platforms. Although some critics praised the game's fidelity to its source material, the majority criticized the graphics and basic gameplay, particularly the melee combat.
Stephen King's multiversefictional multiversethe same shared universe
This universe is the location of the Keystone Earth, which is a reflection of the "real world" and also includes a fictional version of Stephen King himself. It is the location of the Rose too. Some people have the ability to travel between universes by "going Todash", other ways are through rare artifacts like the Wizard's Rainbow, the Talisman and the Lil Pink. Gan uses Stephen King as a facilitator to tell the tale of the Gunslinger, so Roland Deschain could successfully go about his task of reaching the Tower.
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* Silas, in the book The Da Vinci Code (2003) by Dan Brown, (played by Paul Bettany in the 2006 film adaptation), is described as being albinistic. He is a religious fanatic and an assassin who murders several people, although he repents at the end of the book, praying to God for mercy and forgiveness. Critics have called the portrayal "damning", "hateful", and "cruelly stereotypical".
In a few cases, special venues were arranged, for instance when Da Vinci Code writer Dan Brown was interviewed in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, in front of famous painting The Night Watch. * College Tour episodes online * College Tour official YouTube channel * College Tour episodes online * College Tour official YouTube channel
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This article is a list of fictional diseases, disorders, infections, and pathogens which appear in fiction where they have a major plot or thematic importance. They may be fictional psychological disorders, magical, from mythological or fantasy settings, have evolved naturally, been genetically modified (most often created as biological weapons), or be any illness that came forth from the (ab)use of technology.
This is a list of adult fiction books that topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller list in 2005. * 2005 in literature * Lists of The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers * The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers of 2005 * 2005 in literature * Lists of The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers * The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers of 2005
The novel is in the style of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. The events of the novel take place over the course of one day, set against a background of post-9/11 tension between Christian and Muslim identities in New York. The novel begins with the murder of Paul Feiler, an academic specialist in Abrahamic theology who works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Charles Hogue, a CIA agent, shortly before Feiler is due to give a revelatory lecture at an academic conference in New York.
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These speculations form the basis of several documentaries and books such as the 1982 Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln. Many elements of these theories were later used by Dan Brown in his best-selling 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, in which the fictional character Jacques Saunière is named after the priest. François Bérenger Saunière was born on 11 April 1852 in Montazels, in the Arrondissement of Limoux of the Aude region. He was the eldest of seven children, having three brothers (Alfred, Martial, and Joseph) and three sisters (Mathilde, Adeline, and Marie-Louise).
Many organisations protested and organised boycotts against the showing of The Da Vinci Code in the Philippines, and the film was banned from being shown in the Philippine capital of Manila. The Philippine Alliance Against Pornography (PAAP) appealed to Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to stop the showing of The Da Vinci Code in the Philippines. They branded the film as "the most pornographic and blasphemous film in history" and also requested the help of Pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and other religious groups to stop the showing of the film. In addition, they compared Dan Brown to Adolf Hitler.
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* 27 February – writers Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh sue Random House in the High Court of Justice claiming that the best selling novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown contains ideas stolen from their 1982 book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. * 1 March – the Senedd, debating chamber of the National Assembly for Wales on Cardiff Bay, designed by Richard Rogers is opened by the Queen. * 2 March * Sir Menzies Campbell is elected leader of the Liberal Democrats following an election caused by the resignation of previous leader, Charles Kennedy. * Four people are injured in an explosion in a GlaxoSmithKline factory in Irvine, North Ayrshire.
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Appel – The Biology of Luck * Dan Brown – Inferno * Adam Christopher – The Burning Dark * J. M. Coetzee – The Childhood of Jesus * Troy Denning – Crucible * Doug Dorst – S * Richard Flanagan – The Narrow Road to the Deep North * Aminatta Forna – The Hired Man * Frederick Forsyth – The Kill List * Neil Gaiman – The Ocean at the End of the Lane * Elizabeth Graver – The End of the Point * David G.
It has been described as "The biggest challenger to Dan Brown's (author of The Da Vinci Code) crown" by the British newspaper The Mirror. Will Monroe's normal life is disrupted when his wife is kidnapped while he is reporting on a story of a militia man found dead in his isolated log cabin. Further investigation into the death brings Monroe to the conclusion that the dead militia man shared an attribute with a New York City pimp, also recently murdered. They were both described as being 'righteous'. As more murders of 'righteous men' happen across the globe, time seems to be running out for Will and the old and current friends he has enlisted.
Robert Langdon'' film seriesRobert Langdon
The films focus on Robert Langdon, a fictional character appearing in the Robert Langdon (book series) by author Dan Brown. The film series has a different chronological order than the novels, and consists of The Da Vinci Code (2006), Angels & Demons (2009) and Inferno (2016). The series has grossed almost $1.5 billion worldwide. Dan Brown’s novels about Professor Robert Langdon: Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), and Inferno (2013), quickly became international bestsellers, and were soon adapted into films by Columbia Pictures with Ron Howard directing and producing, and Tom Hanks portraying Langdon.
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Boyle – The Women (February 10) * Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol (September 15) * Jan Cempírek – Bílej kůň, žlutej drak * Arno Camenisch – Sez ner * Chan Koonchung – The Fat Years * Sam Childers – Another Man's War * Kate Christensen – Trouble: A Novel * E. L.
Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, crime fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections.
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For example, the character of Bishop Aringarosa in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is presented for most of the novel as if he is at the centre of the church's conspiracies, but is later revealed to have been innocently duped by the true antagonist of the story. The character's name is a loose Italian translation of "red herring" (aringa rosa; rosa actually meaning pink, and very close to rossa, red). A red herring is often used in legal studies and exam problems to mislead and distract students from reaching a correct conclusion about a legal issue, allegedly as a device that tests students' comprehension of underlying law and their ability to properly discern material factual circumstances.
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* 27 February – Writers Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh sue Random House in the High Court of Justice claiming that the best selling novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown contains ideas stolen from their 1982 book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. * 20 March – The British Press Awards are held at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London. * 28 March – Council workers strike over pension rights. * 7 April – Mr Justice Peter Smith delivers judgment in the copyright case over The Da Vinci Code finding that Dan Brown had not breached the copyright of Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. The judgment itself contained a coded message on the whim of the judge.